Microsoft’s Kin One and Two are back to Verizon

The failed phones of Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two, having been pulled after only three months on the market, are back to Verizon. It’s a little bit surprising, but that’s exactly what’s happening, according to a leaked Verizon Q4 road map.

Kin One and Kin Two are listed as feature phones in the Verizon road map and will be coming without a data plan. Originally, both Kin phones had required smartphone-like data plans which, in the eyes of many users, were too steep for phones aimed primarily at teens and young adults.

Nobody thought the phones will be on sale again. This time, though, they have slightly different names: the devices will be offered as Kin ONEm and Kin TWOm.

however, changing the names does nor affect the performance of the handsets.So, Kin ONEm is still equipped with a 5-megapixel camera and 4 GB of internal memory, and the Kin TWOm with an 8-megapixel camera and 8 GB memory. Both phones are equipped with QWERTY-keyboards.

Is Verizon really hoping to rekindle interest in the Kins, or is it just trying to clear its inventory? What do you think? How well will the Kins do when they return to the market? Share opinions!

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